Friday, 22 January 2016

The Daily Teaser — 22-1-2016

Right … 

That’s THAT done … 

I mentioned, yesterday, that I’d be putting a version of Ubuntu onto my sister old machine: then selling it on.

I’ve got the first half done: I’ve now got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, sitting in the hallway.

What’s surprised me … ?   Is the amount of interest I’ve had in the thing: even running an obscure OS. Although I’ve had to turn down at least one person: who wanted to use it to back up her daughter’s iPhone.

Hopefully, though … ?

Hopefully, I’ll be able to match it to to a buyer who doesn’t need specific Windows based software.   And get a good price, for it.

Keep your fingers crossed for me, folks.

~≈fi≈~

But let’s move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s saw Debbi* putting in her answers: scoring ten out of ten in the process.

Let’s see how everyone does with today’s questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 


Q1) 22nd January, 1875, saw the birth of director, D. W. Griffith.   His best known — or most notorious — film, The Birth of a Nation, was originally released when: 1914, 1915 or 1916?
Q2) 22nd January, 2006, saw Evo Morales assume office: as president of where?
Q3) 22nd January, 1980, saw Dr Andrei Sakharov sent into exile: for criticizing his country’s government.   Which country was that: the People’s Republic of China, the USA or the USSR?
Q4) 22nd January, 1946, saw the founding of the Central Intelligence Group.   The Group was the fore-runner to WHICH US agency?
Q5) Finally … 22nd January, 1941, saw Commonwealth forces capture where: Tobruk, Torremolinos or Tunis?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 21st January was the date of the very first Monte Carlo Rally.   In which year: 1910, 1911 or 1912?
A1) 1911.
Q2) The rally starts in various locations: it finishes in which city?
A2) Monte Carlo.   Obviously …
Q3) Town, city, ward: call it what you will.   But the Rally’s finishing point is in which small state?
A3) Monaco.   (I could never work out if it’s mo-NA-co or MON-a-co.)
Q4) The rally was originally organized by the state’s then Prince: Albert 1st.   Who’s the current Prince?
A4) Albert 2nd, eldest son of Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly.
Q5) The first winner of the Rally — Henri Rougier — drove a Turcat-Méry.   Turcat-Méry ceased production, when: 1927, 1928 or 1929?
A5) 1928.
Q6) The 1966 Rally saw controversy, when the first four cars were ruled ineligible for having the wrong kind of what: headlamp bulbs, brakes or indicators?
A6) Headlamp bulbs.
Q7) Three of those four cars were Mini Coopers.   The other was what: a Jensen FF, a Ford Cortina or a Nissan Sunny?
A7) A Ford Cortina.
Q8) The Rally goes through the Col de Turini.   The Col is a special stage with lots of what: hairpin bends, forest tracks or a mountainous region?
A8) Hairpin bends.
Q9) The winner of the 2014 Rally — the most recently held, at the time of writing — was Sébastien Ogier.   Who was he driving for: M-Sport WRT, Volkswagen Motorsport or Citroën Total Abu Dhabi WRT?
A9) Volkswagen Motorsport.
Q10) Finally … the film, Monte Carlo Or Bust saw its UK release when: 1968, 1969 or 1970?
A10) 1969.
I’ll leave you with this thought …
“All my jobs have been with food in one way or another since 1948. My parents were in the hotel business, and I just loved the warm hearted people who worked so hard with such good humour.”
Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, born 22 January 1934.
And this song by Orianthi …


Have a good day …













*        Ah, sounds like it’s from The Unadulterated Cat, Debbi.   I’m going to have to sit down with that!   (Oh, Death likes cats.   And curries …)

2 comments:

Olga Nunez Miret said...

Q1) 1915
Q2) Bolivia
Q3) USSR
Q4) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Q5) Tobruk
I thought I had entered one of your quizzes yesterday but the questions are not familiar. I wonder what did I do...
Good luck with the computer

Debbi said...

I took a picture. I'll get it up on Facebook soon! :)

1. 1915
2. Bolivia
3. the USSR
4. the CIA
5. Tobruk